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500 people have been murdered in Chicago in 2016. That's more than NYC and LA combined.



After 13 people were shot and killed over the Labor Day weekend, Chicago now has seen more murders in 2016 than it did in all of last year.

August was the deadliest month since 1993 with 92 murders, USA Today reports. In the 1990s, gang violence tied to crack cocaine sent the murder count into the 700s in a given year. But in 2015, the tally was down to 473.

Nine people were killed in a 14-hour span on Monday, with victims ranging from 22 to 80 years old. At least four of the killings were drive-bys.

Donald Trump has pointed to Chicago violence as a failure of Democratic leadership.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson hasn't taken kindly to his comments.

His officers have been acquiring guns by the thousands.

Should the U.S.'s gun laws get tougher?

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